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Acura Tuning Guide

Improve your Acuras' performance

Acura car tuning tips and advice. It is only fitting that we feature some tuning tips for Honda's premier brand. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Acura from smaller engined family cars to large engined executive cars and SUV's. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around covering the Accura range and are certainly one of the friendliest.

Read our latest and frequently updated Acura tuning features. We strongly recommend that you join our Acura forums where you can swap engine tuning ideas with like minded Acura owners in our various technical forums.

We love to hear what our readers have done to their Accuras, so drop into the forum, post up a new thread or pass on your tips, we love to see members car pictures and have an ever growing gallery. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Acura.

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Superchargers – A guide to supercharger kits benefits vs disadvantages

Superchargers offer the promise of substantial power gains with very few drawbacks. So lets look at the growing popularity of supercharger kits and see what its all about.

A supercharger is quite simply an air compressor which helps push more air into an engine. These are driven by a belt from the engine effectively creating pull on the engine sapping up to 30% of the engines power.

Cryogenic engine treatments

When putting more power through an engine you need to ensure that every part will perform at its optimum.

One of the motorsports favourite techniques to improve the durability of an engine is a process know as cryogenic treatments.

As you can guess from the use of the word Cryo – it involves the cooling and heating of the engine block to temper the metal changing its structure.

Turbo tuning stage 1-3: Aftermarket OEM turbos upgrade kit.

TorqueCars look at the turbo upgrade options from larger turbos to hybrid turbos and examine the benefits and drawbacks of each option with suggestions on how to choose a suitable turbo upgrade and hit your tuning goals and aspirations.

The more power you want from a turbo the greater the amount of heat it will generate and the bigger the stress on the internal components.

Power gains from a sports catalyst

Catalysts are a vital component in our modern tree hugging environmentally conscious society. First TorqueCars will look at what a catalyst does and how it works.

A catalyst is actually a term used to explain anything which accelerates or performs a chemical reaction. In a car the exhaust fumes are fed through a matrix of ceramic honeycomb lined with precious metals.

Todays featured car tuning article

Adding a supercharger

We look at adding a supercharger to a NASP (naturally aspirated) engine and focus on the main problem areas and considerations encountered in a tuning project of this scope.

There are lots of pitfalls and this is not a “bolt in on and hope it works” modification as many other things need to be done to make this work safely and reliably.

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